2017 Southampton Boat Show – Review


Having returned from the sunny Cannes Yachting Festival, Grabau International dived straight into the Southampton Boat Show where we were displaying the new Hylas M44 Euro. Whilst our focus was very much on showing our fantastic new toy, we also managed to get out and about to have a little look at what else was on display in what was undoubtedly one of the best attended and best supported Southampton shows in recent memory. The title sponsors this year were our very good friends at The Yacht Market who did a great job of promoting the all the main highlights across their social media platforms. The Grabau International brokerage pages are powered by The Yacht Market and we are delighted to be working so closely with them.

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The following are just a few of the highlights from this fantastic show.

Hallberg Rassy 372

On display alongside the new Hallberg Rassy 44 and the new 340, the Hallberg Rassy 372 is a fantastic and hugely capable German Frers designed aft cockpit cruising yacht from this famed Swedish yacht builder. Grabau International are delighted to offer a very lightly used and extremely well priced 2009 example located in Sweden.

Hallberg Rassy 372

Southerly Yachts

It was great to see Southerly Yachts back at the Southampton Boat Show under the stewardship of their new owners Discovery Yachts. It will be interesting to see how the two brands develop as their intertwine their designs to offer a broad spectrum of fixed and lift keel cruising yachts. For those in more of a hurry, we are very pleased to offer a very smart, high specification 2010-launched Southerly 38 lying in Chichester.

Southerly 38

Regina 43

Having just sold our very own Regina 43 to some very proud new Scandinavian buyers, equilibrium was restored once more as a very shiny Regina 43 made her way back down from Sweden to be shown at the show. Even more exciting was the news that CR Yachts and Regina are to become part of a cooperation of smaller Swedish boat builders that include Malo Yachts and Sweden Yachts. We have been massive fans of all of these brands for many years, so we will keep our fingers crossed that this new collaboration will bring plenty more of these stunning yachts to our shores.

Regina 43

Fountaine Pajot Saba 50

The Saba 50 replaces the successful Salina 48 and has been designed to optimise living space while delivering outstanding performance at sea. The catamaran shares the elegant lines of the shipyard’s Hélia 44 catamaran and has upgraded features including additional panoramic portholes to enhance the natural light and ventilation. The Saba 50 has enormous living areas making it ideal for extended cruising ventures and entertaining family and friends. For those seeking something a little smaller, Grabau International is delighted to offer for sale a 2012 Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 Evolution.

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Hardy 65

Sharing construction facilities with Gunfleet Yachts, Hardy have really come of age in recent years. Their purposeful, enormously capable and beautifully-built range of motor yachts is topped by the stunning new Hardy 65. With almost military looks on the outside, yet with a sumptuous and luxurious interior, we think the Hardy was probably the coolest boat at the Southampton Show. For something very similar, we are pleased to offer for sale a very smart 2001 Aquastar 70 Explorer.

Hardy 65

Hylas M44 Euro

Okay, so we are little biased here, but for us, the Hylas M44 Euro was the star of the show. Sitting almost within her own market for ultra-high quality, entirely hand-built planing 44ft motor yachts, she attracted plenty of attention for motorboaters and yachtsmen alike. We are really excited about this boat and we will be arranging some test weekends in the Solent this Autumn. Please contact us to book your appointment to try her out for yourself.

Hylas M44 Euro Southampton Boat Show 2017

Now back in our offices, we have just a few days to catch up before we head the US to attend the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis where we will be displaying a number of very shiny Hylas cruising yachts. Keep posted for the full report.

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